How is FLExTrans different from statistical machine translation system like Google Translate?
Statistical systems like Google Translate rely on huge amounts of data for a given language pair. With this data models are created that make a statistical prediction of what a word or sentence translates to. FLExTrans does not rely on large amounts of data like this. Instead FLExTrans is a rule-based system. With lexicons in the source and target languages and a set of rules that specify how the source language gets transformed into the target language, FLExTrans can produce accurate translations. FLExTrans is tailor-made for low-resource languages where there is not a lot of language data available.